The University of Wollongong has achieved a rise in rankings in four of five subject areas measured in the annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.
The 2018 data released on March 1 showed UOW ranked 24th in the world in the subject of Mineral and Mining Engineering, a boost of two positions from last year.
In the subject area of Engineering and Technology, UOW rose 16 places to 169th in the world, and demonstrated considerable gains in Social Sciences and Management – up 35 places to 194 - and Natural Sciences – up 38 places to 257.
UOW achieved a spot in the top 150 universities in the world for the subjects of Civil and Structural Engineering, Materials Science, and Education.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said the university’s robust performance reflected its reputation for excellence in learning and teaching, and commitment to outstanding research outcomes.
“This is a fantastic result. We are seeing a consistent trend of UOW improving its performance across the world rankings, in an environment that is becoming increasingly competitive,” Professor Wellings said.
“We are proud of being in the top 25 universities in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering.
“These results are a testament to the exceptional work being undertaken by our outstanding staff at UOW. This is an important step as we continue our quest to reach the top one per cent of universities worldwide.”
The results come on the back of UOW’s outstanding performance in last year’s QS Graduate Employability Rankings, which ranked UOW among the top 200 universities in the world for graduate employment rates and partnerships with employers.
UOW also topped the 2018 Good Universities Guide in student experience, achieving a five-star sweep of all student experience categories.